Matthew Thompson

Joined: Sep 09, 2018 Last Active: Oct 04, 2022 iNaturalist

Hello! I’m Matthew Thompson, I am a hardcore naturalist who has been into nature since a very young age, like as long as I can remember I’ve loved animals. Now I find myself driving long distances just to see new Birds, Plants, Fungi etc. I like Fishing, studying arthropods, and herping sometimes, I’m not picky about forms of nature, if it gets my lifelist higher, I’ll go snag it. I live in Rosemount, Minnesota and have some natural areas right near my house that I go to daily but I also go somewhere that is a bit farther away seeking out nature almost daily. Every once in awhile I have opportunities to go to States outside the midwest to look for nature that I don't ofen get to see back home, this is my favorite. Lately I’ve been very interested Birds, Odes, Butterflies and rare Wildflowers. I am an experienced and accomplished Birder, well known in Minnesota and I’ve been at birding for longer than all of my iNaturalist fun. I have a sixth sense where I can walk in the woods now and pretty much identify at least to family but usually species any organisms around me at any given time. I currently hold the most observations AND species of any single individual in Minnesota and hopefully I will hold that title for quite awhile. I moderate plant species reported in the Twin cities metro and have seen all the ones ever reported that are wild. I always gotta get my daily eBird and INaturalist sighting every single day! Birds, bugs, botany - that's my motto!

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